Diseases, 09 Nov 2023
Efforts are made to monitor the pathotypes (strains, races) of cereal rust pathogens that occur in many of the world’s cereal growing regions. Growers can only reap the full benefit of this work if it underpins resistance pre-breeding, breeding and post-release management of cereal varieties.
Diseases, 13 Oct 2023
A now-completed national extension program targeted the ability to diagnose soil-borne pathogens, with the resulting resources and manuals continuing to be available to growers and advisers
Diseases, 27 Sep 2023
The susceptibility of lupins and canola to sclerotinia stem rot has created the need to optimise disease control strategies when the crops are grown in close rotation in WA
Diseases, 30 Aug 2023
The first detection of stripe rust on 7 July this year was about nine weeks later than in 2022; then, it was first detected on 20 May and one of the worst stripe rust epidemics experienced in eastern Australia ensued. Reports of stripe rust after the first detection this year have come from Bethungra, NSW (14 July); Tubbul, NSW (20 July); Smeaton, Victoria (20 July); Naracoorte, South Australia (24 July); and Cressy/Longford, Tasmania (26 July).
Diseases, 12 Jul 2023
With inoculum levels high and conditions ripe, being prepared for Fusarium crown rot and head blight infections is important this season.
Diseases, 27 Jun 2023
With no chemical methods available to control crown rot disease in barley, a project that identified novel sources of genetic resistance stands to deliver yield and income gains.
Diseases, 15 Jun 2023
Researchers have steered a savvy course through wheat rust incursions and pathogen evolutions to deliver unprecedented insights and resources that bode well for the future of the wheat industry.
Diseases, 19 May 2023
How Sclerotinia moves from canola stubble into the whole of a farm’s crop rotation is under investigation in the northern and southern growing regions with the aim of learning how to manage or possibly break the disease cycle
Diseases, 18 May 2023
Blackleg disease is constantly changing with respect to the effectiveness of genetic resistance and disease epidemiology – as well as through changes in stubble management
Diseases, 20 Apr 2023
After a wet spring, researchers across Australia have warned that severe disease pressure will require proactive management to minimise damage to this year’s grain crops. Having a good integrated disease management strategy will be critical in reducing grain yield losses.